College Concludes Strong Fundraising Year

By | December 12, 2016

Alumni HouseDaemen College is finishing a strong fundraising year as 2016 comes to a close, making it one of the most successful at the institution that included the largest private gift ever in the college’s history.

“We are extremely pleased with this year’s fundraising efforts and greatly appreciate the generosity of our many donors and friends of the college,” said Craig Harris, vice president for institutional advancement. “These gifts reflect the commitment of our supporters in moving the college forward and strengthening our role in providing an exceptional educational experience to our students.”

Gifts to Daemen support various needs at the college, including student scholarships, academic program enhancements, additional learning opportunities, and student technology services.

Among gifts received in 2016 was Daemen’s first ever $1 million gift from the Paul A. Saffrin Foundation to benefit efforts and activities initiated by the college’s Center for Sustainability and Civic Engagement. Also this year, the college introduced the President’s Society for donors who make gifts of $1,000 or more. In addition to recognition in the Daemen Annual Report, donors in this newly established giving society are invited to special members-only events and receive a commemorative President’s Society pin in honor of their support at this giving level.

If you wish to make a gift for the current calendar year of 2016, visit or contact Justin Johnston at or 716-839-8468.